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democratic? and obviously this is a reaction from the people. what do you think it will be? as they sack their government and the chief of police and catalonia. how will those institutions, as well as the catalonian people, how will they react? i think it will continue to bea react? i think it will continue to be a resistance from the streets. there are millions of people, thousands of people in the streets. we need to see what is happening in a legal way, whether they will rest oi’ a legal way, whether they will rest or not. everything is very fresh. i think they are playing with fire. and briefly, how long do you think it will be bought for we see some sort of intervention? what kind of intervention will we see in the coming hours or days when it comes to taking control of the region? they said that the intervention will be immediate. they will accelerate. normally they have to publish all of the seasons for the next day but
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they will accelerate it for tonight. we will keep an eye, i'm sure you will do too. thank you forjoining us, we will keep an eye on the developments in spain throughout the evening, and the latest headlines coming up at eight o'clock but now, it is time for newswatch. hello and welcome to newswatch. the new series of blue planet ii starts on sunday, good news for viewers but is it news as such? theresa may's shoes make another appearance during her report on her news conference from brussels. why? and, should bbc news be interested in what president macron‘s dog did in the fireplace of the elysee palace? what exactly is going on in the negotiations over the uk's departure from the european union? that can be hard to discern
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that damian grammaticas last friday was trying to get some answers... enter the man who sits in the negotiation room... your recommendation today is significant progress. . . recommendation today is significant progress... sorry, we are going to work... it's michel barnier who the uk has two satisfy first. today, he was here to brief eu leaders on how negotiations had progressed. i'm sorry, but i don't want to answer your question now. i'm sorry, let me work, please. david roberts was troubled by that encounter and got in touch with us to explain why. and another aspect of that summit
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reporter at the end of last week caught the attention of a number of viewers. a short use during a clip of theresa may's news conference. nobody need be concerned for the current budget plan, that they would have to either pay in more or receive less as a result of the uk leaving, and we will honour the commitments we made during our membership. mrs worrall was watching this and left us this telephone message. there is an important article with theresa may, and about the european union. and halfway through, bizarrely, we shot to a picture of her shoes. why? at no other point in the news that i've watched any day this week, we suddenly have that. suddenly, a shot of her shoes. what is going on? mel hunt from your e—mailed us on the same subject, asking... —— mel hunt
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from new york. we put that point to bbc news and they told us this... fans of high quality natural history programmes had been looking keenly forward to the start of blue planet ii, and there's a good chance you
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will have heard it starts on sunday on bbc one. sneak previews of what the david attenborough fronted series will be bringing us appeared in several of monday's newspapers and widely across bbc news as well. it is 16 years since the ground—breaking blue planet programme appeared on our screens, for the first time millions of viewers here and around the world can see the wonders of the deep ocean. now, it's back fora can see the wonders of the deep ocean. now, it's back for a second series presented by, of course, sir david ambra. for the last four yea rs, david ambra. for the last four years, the bbc natural history unit crews have been scouring the planet to see these aquatic animals. david shukman has been speaking to david ambra about this series. that many questioned whether it deserved its place in the news. it certainly isn't the first time
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we've heard the charge of self—promotion, and the same day brea kfast featured self—promotion, and the same day breakfast featured items notjust on blue planet but several other bbc programmes too. two decades after it first aired, programmes too. two decades after it firstaired, sir programmes too. two decades after it first aired, sir david attenborough's blue planet is coming back for a second series. the team from autumnwatch back. .. back for a second series. the team from autumnwatch back... let's speak to the presenters who are at the national trust sherbourne park estate in the cotswolds... doctor who's first female time lord will be joined by three female companions. jodie whittaker takes over as the 30th doctor this year and will be joined regularly. there is plenty of debate about the new gunpowder plot
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drama on the bbc, how much gore is too much? is the bbc using its new service to advertise other programmes or are items like that editorially justified? programmes or are items like that editoriallyjustified? with programmes or are items like that editorially justified ? with me programmes or are items like that editoriallyjustified? with me is richard burgess, the uk news editor for bbc news. welcome, we know david attenborough is an important documentary maker and his programmes area big documentary maker and his programmes are a big event but is it news?” think so, it's a significant moment not only for television that in the culture of the uk and across the world. his last series, blue planet ii —— planet earth ii, it was one of the most watched natural history programmes of all time, the iguana sequence was watched nearly 5 million times on youtube. a new series by david attenborough is a big moment in uk life and people are interested. but the top line in how
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the bbc reported it is "there is a new bbc tv programme on". there's no newsline. in the david attenborough interview, we got some news lines. we sent our science editor, david shukman, we could speak about ocean pollution and acidity, the bleaching of the coral reef, climate change, there was a big report about the increasing acidity of the oceans that day and it gave us an opportunity to get onto that subject on some major output. the interview was but first, and all the tv bulletins ran it from breakfast to the news that six. it takes up more than three minutes on the six o'clock news, there are probably two other stories that were not covered properly as a result. we covered a lot of important stories that they like brexit and the rohingya muslims. you made the point that the
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newspapers covered blue planet ii that morning as well. we weren't alone in covering it and we don't just cover bbc programmes. recently we covered the start of the crown on netflix, bake—off on channel 4, it's judged editorially, and we don't make a decision based on whether it isa make a decision based on whether it is a bbc series or not. we know there are a lot of budget cuts affecting bbc news right now, this is cheap telly, isn't it? i don't think so, there is a lot of interest in sir david attenborough, and his views, his views on british life, the environment, and climate change came across in the interview and are of interest to the audience. several items just of interest to the audience. several itemsjust in one of interest to the audience. several items just in one day. doctor who, or to watch and blue planet ii on monday alone. can you see why the viewers are frustrated? —— autumnwatch do they realise how much
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airtime is covered in what looks like promotions for their programmes. i do not think they were. programmes. i do not think they were. think about the gunpowder story, that was as much criticism. that was in passing, a newspaper thing. these items were set up. that was in passing, a newspaper thing. these items were setup. programme like bbc breakfast, it's a long programme that is a mixture of news, chat and discussion, you would expect a programme like that to reflect on what people are talking about and people do talk about programmes like strictly come dancing, more than 10 million people watch it and people like to discuss who did well and who didn't. on a programme like breakfast you would expect that to be reflected. we discuss other programmes as well. i remember when broadchurch was coming to an end it was a major feature on brea kfast to an end it was a major feature on breakfast and bbc output. it isn't just bbc. a lot of newswatch viewers would complain about that as well, they want news events from around they want news events from around
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the world. all you remove his watch viewers concerned? —— will you remove viewers concerned? —— will you remove newswatch viewers concerns? three in one day. that's the airtime. it's a fair point, you had to think about the prominence and the number of times bbc programmes are mentioned within one particular news programme but in the mix, generally i think it is ok and reflective on what the audience is talking about but you are right, we need to be careful that we do not overdo it. richard burgess, thank you. finally, 32 merged from the elysee palace of a meeting between president macron and junior members of his government. did it contain information about the plans for economic reforms or plans on brexit? no... amusing, certainly, but one viewer
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was concerned about the prominence the bbc gave its story on its news feed, tweeting. .. thank you for all of your comments this week. we welcome all of your opinions on bbc news and current affairs. if you want to share them with us or appear on the programme, call us on this number, or e—mail us to this address. you can find us on twitter, and do have a look at the website. you can search for and watch previous discussions. the address is this. that's all from us, we will be back to hear your
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thoughts on bbc news coverage again next week. goodbye. hello, lovely sunshine around today but it gets chilly overnight, especially in southern areas of the uk. a westerly wind is strengthening and that blows in more cloud, in northern and western parts in particular south and east, we will hang on lighter winds and clearer skies. those are the numbers in towns and cities, three or 4 degrees, called in the south and it was last night. not as cold further north, rain and drizzle in the hills as well. more sunshine in the south—east, and in east wales, the easternmost parts of england, temperatures as high as 16 degrees with some sunshine. typical temperatures elsewhere are 13 or 1a degrees. colder air rushing down tomorrow night and into sunday, feeling particularly chilly where we have strong winds, northern and
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eastern parts have some showers near the coast. a lot of sunshine, temperatures higher, 1a or 15 degrees. this is bbc news. i'm chris rogers. the headlines at eight. the parliament of catalonia declares independence from spain, with people taking to the streets to celebrate. but spain's central government in madrid approves direct rule over the region — dissolving catalan's parliament and calling new elections. as of today, i have dissolved the catalonian parliament and on 21st dec there will be autonomic elections for that autonomic community. i'm tim willcox and i'll have the latest, live from barcelona. despite the threats,
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pro—independence groups are still celebrating. in other news this hour... the cyber attack which crippled much of the nhs in may could have been

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